On 9 December 2020 Anita Clifford published an article in Estates Gazette highlighting the somewhat surprising width of ‘criminal property’. The article focuses on how criminal property can be generated by seemingly minor criminal offences in the planning, licensing and environmental spheres. The width of criminal property holds implications for the money laundering reporting duty under section 330 POCA affecting property professionals such as estate agents and conveyancing lawyers.
Anita Clifford is a junior barrister ranked in the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK for POCA and Asset Forfeiture work. She accepts instructions from professional law firms and directly by companies to provide advice and representation on all kinds of anti-money laundering matters.